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Java, Jacqueline R.
Jacqueline R. Java
Counsel
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Joseph Castiglione

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Jacqueline (Jackie) Java focuses her practice on antitrust counseling. She advises clients involved in transactions and day-to-day operations that raise antitrust issues regarding interactions among competitors, the formation of joint ventures, distribution and pricing policies and programs, information exchanges, and allegations of price fixing, market allocation, and other anticompetitive practices. Jackie is particularly experienced in managing complex relationships in industries where companies simultaneously act as competitors, customers and collaborators.

She has served as antitrust counsel for numerous transactions, and is experienced in all antitrust aspects of mergers and acquisitions, from initial antitrust analyses and the preparation of Hart-Scott-Rodino filings, through government investigations and Second Requests. She also has assisted with filings required by foreign antitrust authorities. Jackie has counseled many clients on the antitrust pitfalls associated with due diligence and integration planning in connection with mergers, particularly where the parties operate in highly concentrated industries. She also has represented clients in Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice and other federal regulatory authority investigations into allegedly anticompetitive activities.

In addition, Jackie is experienced in developing and implementing industry-specific antitrust training and compliance programs. She also serves as antitrust counsel to trade associations, informal groups seeking to establish trade associations, and clients seeking to participate in information exchanges or third-party industry studies.

As antitrust counsel, Jackie represents clients in many industries. She has particular experience with energy-related businesses, including power generation, pipeline transportation and storage, natural gas and power trading, oil and gas field services, and bulk liquids storage.

Representative Matters

Represented one of the largest energy companies in North America in the sale of interests in two natural gas pipeline systems for over $6 billion

Represented a large publicly traded oil & gas E&P company in its $2.85 billion acquisition of a privately held E&P company

Represented one of the largest privately-held companies in the automotive aftermarket in the sale of its chemical business to Thailand’s largest polyester producer for $795 million

Represented a publicly traded energy and utility holding company in its $304 million acquisition of a power plant in Pennsylvania

Represented a large publicly traded oil & gas E&P company in its $7 billion acquisition of oil and gas production assets from one of the world’s leading international oil and gas companies

Represented an owner and operator of natural gas pipelines in its $390 million acquisition of a FERC-regulated natural gas pipeline system

Represented an independent private investment firm in its $505 million acquisition of interests in the owner and operator of two natural gas storage facilities located in Texas

Represented a diversified oilfield services company in its $3.2 billion merger with a supplier of products to oil and gas E&P companies 

Publications and Speeches

Co-author, "FTC Broadens Notification Requirements for Transfers of Pharmaceutical Patent Rights," IP Today, January 2014

Co-author, "Deal Makers Beware: Recent Trends in U.S. Merger Enforcement," Competition Policy International, October 2012

Co-author, "Agencies Approach Merger Enforcement More Aggressively," New York Law Journal, August 2012

 

Co-author, "Implications of Recent Antitrust Developments and Trends for M&A," The Antitrust Counselor, July 2012

"Recent Antitrust Guidelines and Their Effect on M&A," Executive Counsel, August/ September 2011. 

Education

J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2000
B.S., The Pennsylvania State University, 1997

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
Virginia

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Affiliations

American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section